Seat belt clips donated to Memorial Health to help surgery patients

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Carter’s Champion and Island View are donating seat belt clips to Memorial Health System.

2,500 clips will be donated to not just breast cancer patients, but to anyone who has ever undergone a major upper body surgery.

The clip can be adjusted to release some of the tension off a wounded area which makes it more comfortable for those traveling by vehicle.

One hundred percent of the funds raised at Carter’s Champions events go back to the hospital to help local breast cancer patients.

Island View Director Kathy Santiago says she was on a mission to help patients because she remembers how much she hated to travel when she went through her double mastectomy 15 years ago. “I’m a religious seat belt wearer and when I got in the passenger seat, I looked at this pillow and said to myself ‘what am I going to do with this.’ So, I put the seat belt on and I rode the rest of the way home with the seat belt held out because with the pressure that was on my chest was extremely uncomfortable and I felt if we were to slam on breaks that it was going to do more harm than good.”

The next event Carter’s Champions will be hosting is the Pink Dress Run this Saturday at 11 a.m. you can go to pinkdressrun.com for more information.

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